DARCY FEHR to appear in BED REST

Darcy Fehr has completed filming a role in upcoming feature film, Bed Rest

After years of struggling to start a family, Julie Rivers (Barrera) is pregnant again and moving into a new home with her husband as they embrace a fresh start. Upon being ordered to mandatory bed rest, Julie begins to slowly unravel as she suffers through the monotony and anxiety of her new constraints. Soon, terrifying ghostly experiences in the home begin to close in on Julie, stirring up her past demons and causing others to question her mental stability. Trapped and forced to face her past and the supernatural, Julie fights to protect herself and her unborn baby.

Bed Rest is being produced by William Sherak, James Vanderbilt, and Paul Neinstein through their Project X banner, along with Evans Taylor and Barrera

STXfilms will release Bed Rest directly in the US, UK and Ireland, and in the rest of the world through its network of foreign distribution partners. STXinternational will introduce the film to buyers at the upcoming Virtual AFM next week.

Bed Rest is a chilling supernatural cinematic thriller,” said Adam Fogelson, chairman, STXfilms Motion Picture Group. “Lori Evans Taylor’s script was on the Black List for a reason: her compelling writing comes from a personal point of view we haven’t often seen on the big screen, and that will elevate the material. We’re also big believers in Melissa Barrera’s talent as an actress to bring this character to life. Horror has been a consistently successful genre for us at STX, and as a studio with a strong track record supporting female filmmakers, we are proud to be releasing Lori’s directorial debut. We’re also thrilled to be in business with William, James, Paul and the Team at Project X on a movie that will keep audiences riveted.”

Project X partners Sherak, Vanderbilt and Neinstein added, “We have known Lori both personally and professionally for years and have always been huge fans of her writing. This screenplay was so unnerving and deeply felt, we knew she was the right director to bring this to the screen. We had just worked with Melissa on Scream, where we saw her incredible talent first hand. We’re thrilled to have put them together, and that our longtime friends at STX will be our partners on this project. Their success with low and mid budget films and their commitment to female and diverse talent, both in front of and behind the camera, make them the ideal home for this film.”

The Burbank, CA-studio will be opening supernatural horror Bed Rest on July 15.


Watch Brody Busch in Hallmark’s MOW, “Making Spirits Bright” aka “All Is Bright’.

Hallmark Channel’s very merry holiday season continues with the newest “Countdown to Christmas” holiday premiere, “Making Spirits Bright.”

The son & daughter of rival holiday decorating families help mend their fathers’ decades-old feud, finding romance along the way as they compete in the town’s holiday decorating contest. Starring Taylor Cole and Carlo Marks.

Marks is most well-recognized for his role as David Peck on “Chesapeake Shores”, but he has also starred in several films for the network as well, including, “Christmas with the Darlings”, “Love in Store” and “Moonlight in Vermont”.

Cole is also a familiar face, having starred in numerous films over the years. They have included “Appetite for Love”, “My Summer Prince”, “Christmas in Homestead”, “The Art of Us”, “Christmas Festival of Ice”, “Falling For You”, “One Winter Proposal”, “Matching Hearts”, “One Winter Wedding” and “South Beach Love”.

Making Spirits Bright” airs Saturday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. EST on Hallmark Channel.



Jason Bempong has completed filming a role in the pilot episode of upcoming ABC series, Untitled Alaska Project.

Hilary Swank is set to star in a drama from Tom McCarthy that has been ordered to pilot at ABC.

In the untitled series, a star journalist (Swank) moves to Alaska for a fresh start after a career-killing misstep, and finds redemption personally and professionally joining a daily metro newspaper in Anchorage.

McCarthy is writing and directing the pilot in addition to serving as executive producer under his Slow Pony banner. Swank will executive produce in addition to starring. Bert Salke of Co-lab21, Melissa Wells of Slow Pony, and Kyle Hopkins and Ryan Binkley of the Anchorage Daily News will also executive produce. 20th Television is the studio.

Should the project go to series, it would not be the first time Swank has starred in an ABC series. She previously appeared in the short-lived ABC sitcom “Camp Wilder” early in her career. She also starred in Season 8 of the Fox drama “Beverly Hills, 90210”. Most recently, Swank starred in the Netflix space travel drama “Away.” She is best known for her film work, having won the Oscar for best actress for both “Boys Don’t Cry” and “Million Dollar Baby”. Her other feature credits include “Freedom Writers”, “Conviction”, “The Core”, “Iron Jawed Angels”, and “The Black Dahlia”.

McCarthy is himself a three-time Oscar nominee, winning the award for best original screenplay for the film “Spotlight”, for which he was also nominated for best director. He was also nominated for best original screenplay for his work on the Pixar film “Up”. He most recently wrote and directed the Matt Damon-led drama “Stillwater” and is known for his work on films like “The Station Agent”, “Win Win”, and “The Cobbler”. In television, he co-created the limited series “The Loudest Voice” for Showtime.

Eileen Fitzgerald, a celebrated investigative journalist, hits rock bottom when her career implodes and she finds herself cast out from the only world she knows. But when a ghost from her past appears at her door, she’s given an offer she can’t refuse; a chance to get back into the game she loves. The catch? It’s in Alaska. At the Anchorage Daily News. The series follows Eileen from the moneyed halls of the New York media’s elite to a failing mid-size newspaper in America’s ‘Last Frontier’ and tracks her journey as she investigates the murder of an indigenous woman, breaths new life to the struggling regional paper, and is forced to confront her own personal issues of mental health.